Sunday, 20 January 2013

Happy Birthday Sue

A card for one of the lovely girls I work with :)

Supplies: SU Pool Party & Calypso Coral cardstock; 2011 SAB DSP; SU Stamps - Fresh Vintage & Warmest Regards; Embosslit - Beautiful Wings

A typical School Holiday week

Michael has been on leave, so I have been treated to dinner on the table most evenings when I get home from work.

Mainly it is salad, as we are experiencing high temperatures.
Our inside temperature range for the week has been in deg Celsius:
Low: 24.6
High: 34.7 

 Here has been a lot of sitting around watching movies/TV etc too.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Surprise !

Happy Birthday Tracey

The card was inspired by the gift bag

We enjoyed sharing in a surprise birthday party at the Lions @ Springwood.

Supplies: SU Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip cardstock; SU Sincere Salutations stamp; Cuttlebug Ret Tage Sale dies & EFs.

Holiday activities


The kids are keeping up with their reading, encouraged by Michael, who is on leave with them.


The whole country is in a heat wave, with terrible bush fires in many states.
This was Saturday 12/1/13

1:30 pm

 8:24 pm

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Karen 

Red Velvet Cake 

I offered to bake a cake and Karen chose a red velvet cake.  I was rather pleased with the finished product.

A good read

The Golden Land

I have a lovely friend who read 160 books last year! She reports that her sister read more! Well I managed to read two :)  This was the second one and I read it between Christmas Day (when I received it from my dear friend Jenny - thank you) and New Years Eve.

Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great-great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio.
Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands.

Project 365: December 2012

December catchup


We thought they were off the ;lay, then we found these around the back of the coop!!!

Sunday evening tree climbing

a quick outing to a park  and some physical exertion to finish off the weekend

Christmas - are we ready?


A cuppa with Terri on the 'observation deck' as the kids swim

Moet with Karen and Carolyn at our Christmas gathering

 Christmas Morning

My gift to children was to enjoy as swim with them.  I don't go in very often

THe dinner table before we ate

 After Christmas

 The buddy chef prepares her pizza pans

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Lachlan's Graduation

Lachlan had a wonderful celebration with all the Year 7 classes (5).
 Us before the ceremony

Lachlan receiving his certificates and whole of class photo.

Christmas Creativity

Card Swaps for the card girls (and a gift for exchange)

Calendar Gifts

 For Gifts Cards

A simple design

Supplies: SU Cardstock and DSP; SU punches & dies

A Wedding :)

I was thrilled to receive an invitation to Kellie (I work with) and Dean's wedding at the North Lakes Golf Course on 2 December 2012.

My Card 

The Button Bouquet

 Me at the breakfast buffet

 The Sweet Table (yum!)

and so pretty too.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Year end - end year at Primary School

Up-cycling Project

Lachlan's final project included an up-cycling activity.  This was his version with the empty coffee jars found in the cupboard.

Music Extravaganza

Both children participated (very proud parents)
Lachlan played the trumpet . . . 

and Kira sang with the choir.